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Date Added: Fri 04/06/2021

Substance Use Disorders Counselor

Cape Girardeau, MO, US
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Company: FCC BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Job Description

Job purpose 

The Certified SUD Counselor is responsible for performing counseling/treatment services to person(s)-served. Duties of the Counselor shall be adequately performed within the 4 performance domains using TIP 42 Principles of care - 1) Screening, Assessment and Engagement; 2) Counseling; 3) Treatment Planning, collaboration and referral; 4) Professional, Ethical and Responsibilities. 

Qualifications 

  • Meet the minimum requirements to be clinically privileged by FCC Behavioral Health. 

CO-OCCURRING DISORDER PROFESSIONAL 

  • Must be certified as a CCDP or CCDP-D through the Missouri Credentialing Board; OR Be licensed/provisionally licensed with one (1) year of Substance Use Disorder treatment experience.
  • Able to perform counseling/treatment services in an integrated manner to person(s)-served with substance use and mental health disorders. 

CERTIFIED/REGISTERED SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER COUNSELOR 

  • Must be Certified or Registered through the Missouri Credentialing Board. Those credentials shall be any of the following: CADC, CRADC, CRAADC, RSAP, RSAP-P, CCJP

ASSOCIATE SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER COUNSELOR 

  • Must be Missouri Associate Alcohol Drug Counselor (MAADC) I or II through the Missouri Credentialing Board. 

Core Job Duties 

  • Adequately provide services within the 4 performance domains - 1) Screening, Assessment and Engagement; 2) Counseling; 3) Treatment Planning, Collaboration and Referral; 4) Professional, Ethical and Responsibilities.
  • Provide individual counseling sessions with assigned person(s)-served.
  • Provide group counseling sessions as scheduled.
  • Provide group education classes as scheduled.           
  • Completes all treatment plans, clinical progress notes and social assessments in a timely fashion.
  • Provide orientation of the program to assigned person(s)-served.
  • Advocate for person(s)-served needs within and outside of the agency.
  • Coordinate crisis intervention services as needed, contacting clinical supervisor and/or a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) as appropriate.
  • Is accepting of individual differences among person(s)-served.
  • Participate in clinical staffing of assigned person(s)-served with supervisor and treatment team.
  • Represent the agency in a caring, professional manner to stakeholders and the local community.
  • Ability to adapt to changes in priorities, work assignments and other interactions.
  • Is oriented to problem-solving methods when conflicts arise.
  • Provide crisis intervention services and/or coordinate referral for crisis services, as needed.
  • Participate in clinical staffing of assigned person(s)-served with supervisor and treatment team.
  • Ability to effectively utilize computer systems currently employed by FCC.
  • Maintain/improve professional competencies through training activities and/or other educational means.
  • Maintain awareness regarding the agency vision and assist staff in continuing motivation and empowerment.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the DSM and familiarity with the diagnostic criteria sets of all substance use and mental disorders.
  • Participates in clinical staffing of person(s)-served to include attendance of meetings and/or written notes regarding person(s)-served cooperation and participation with program expectations.
  • Consistently complies with supervisory directives as it applies to enforcement of facility policies and procedures with person(s)-served.
  • Maintain/improve professional competencies through training activities and/or other educational means.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of diagnostic criteria sets for substance use and/or mental disorders.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Listen to others to facilitate an open exchange of ideas and provide for effective communication.
  • Orally communicate information effectively and accurately.
  • Assure program operates within the constraints of the agency's certification (CARF, DMH) standards and strategic plan related to clinical care.
  • Maintain confidentiality, at all times, within the legal framework. Will adhere to established guidelines regarding confidentiality as well as the agency's adopted code of ethics.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of person(s)-served as outlined in the agency and site Policies and Procedure Manuals.
  • Development of the individualized recovery care plan for assigned person(s)-served with SMART goals, objectives and interventions.
  • Treatment plan review forms completed accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Progress notes written accurately using the PIRP format and in compliance with the 5-Day Rule (and/or site policy)
  • Discharge/Transition/Aftercare Summary completed accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Accurate and timely completion of group counseling and group education logs.
  • Maintain acceptable attendance record, respect break periods and work with supervisor to ensure coverage during any absence.
  • Exhibit a professional appearance, attitude and demeanor that reflects confidence, positive self-esteem and overall professionalism when working with person(s)-served, co-workers, families and referral sources.
  • Demonstrate initiative and a can do attitude.
  • Other job duties and special projects as assigned. 

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